Daily Archives: August 23, 2011

Metro’s Tuesday PM commute wrap up, plus upcoming construction and events that may impact service

Metro’s Tuesday evening commute is winding down with no significant
delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Please note the information below about other service impacts
in Metro’s service area.

Construction on Wallingford Av N between N 80th St
and N 85th St, in both directions.

Enumclaw Motorcycle Show

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.
As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces has been reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside Transit and HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 at Evergreen Point Road and NE 32nd Street in Medina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.
The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride to Columbia City and transfer to a northbound train.  

Thank you for joining us today.

We will return at 6:00 AM on Wednesday to help keep an
Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great evening!

Metro’s Tuesday PM is underway; plus King County Metro apology & upcoming events that may impact service

August 23, 2011

Dear Valued Customer,

I am writing to extend my sincere apologies for the bus trips that were missed on Monday, August 22, 2011.  I regret the circumstances that caused you any inconvenience and I apologize for the negative experience that you had. 

We experienced various mishaps out of our South Base facility for which I cannot apologize enough.  Metro Transit has not experienced an impact on service like this in years; however, it is not one I find acceptable.  We are reviewing the events that took place and we will work diligently to make sure this does not happen again.

I assure you that Metro Transit values our customers.  Again, I apologize for the negative experience that you had and I deeply regret the inconvenience you experienced.

If you need further assistance, please contact Michele Ruxlow, Customer Service Supervisor, at 206-684-1582.

 Sincerely,

Kevin Desmond

General Manager, Metro Transit Division

Good afternoon!  Metro’s Tuesday afternoon commute begins quietly with
no significant delays or disruptions in service to report.

Please note the information below about upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

Construction on Wallingford Av N between N 80th St
and N 85th St, in both directions.

Enumclaw Motorcycle Show

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.
As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside Transit and HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 atEvergreen Point RoadandNE 32nd StreetinMedina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
    space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.
The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride to Columbia City and transfer to a northbound train.

We will be here until 7:00 PM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Metro’s Tuesday AM commute is winding down plus upcoming construction and events that may impact service

At 9:00 AM – Metro’s Tuesday morning commute is winding down with
minor delays on westbound I-90 near 142nd Pl SE, due to an earlier incident.

Please note the information below about upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

Construction on Wallingford Av N between N 80th St
and N 85th St, in both directions.

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.
As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside Transit and HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 atEvergreen Point RoadandNE 32nd StreetinMedina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
    space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.
The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride to Columbia City and transfer to a northbound train.

We will return at 3:00 PM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Metro’s Tuesday AM commute is underway plus upcoming construction and events that may impact service

At 6:00 AM – Metro’s Tuesday morning commute begins quietly with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Please note the information below about upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

Construction on Wallingford Av N between N 80th St
and N 85th St, in both directions.

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.
As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside Transit and HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 atEvergreen Point RoadandNE 32nd StreetinMedina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
    space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.
The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north toBeacon Hilland transfer to a southbound train.
  • Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride toColumbiaCityand transfer to a northbound train.

We will be here until 9:00 AM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.